Dynamic and lyrically intense, The Trophy Fire mingles lovely harmonies with waves of power pop, creating a blend suitable for a variety of listeners.
Vocalist Ben Flanagan is backed by brothers Adam and John Schuman. Playing together since gradeschool, The Trophy Fire released their debut in 2008 titled, ‘A Lifetime in the Middle of the Ocean.’ The Trophy Fire released their ‘Armor’ EP this past June, and traveled up and down the west coast to play a few live shows in support of it. Their songs have appeared on multiple soundtracks, including the 9/11 10th anniversary Soundcheck Playlist and Escaping the Ordinary’s compilation release, featuring bands that need to be heard. ‘Modern Hearts’ touches on loneliness (“The Rent”), hopelessness (“Comrades”, “Sameside”), and straying from our own ideals (“Further than We Know”). Despite the bleakness of the lyrical material though, the music portrays incredible beauty and power.
Ben Flanagan spoke to Resonance via phone about California’s music comraderie, the current fear to create, and The Trophy Fire’s new album ‘Modern Hearts.’ Continue reading